The United Way of Story County (UWSC) Endowment, created in 2004 by the United Way of Story County Board of Directors, supports, sustains and enhances the UWSC mission - now and into the future.
The problems facing our community are increasingly complex and require evidence-based solutions to provide real, long-lasting change. UWSC is a strategic leader in building county-wide partnerships. The relationships we have with partner agencies, businesses, community members and experts outside of the area means UWSC is in a unique position to identify needs and to develop, support and evaluate effective human services. This calls for a focus in three key areas: health, education, and financial stability.
What does it mean for Story County?
Your gift to the LIVE UNITED annual campaign helps meet the needs of today. Partner agencies receive important funding for program support through the ASSET process on an annual basis. In addition, UWSC is more adept at responding to the ever-changing landscape of needs through grant funding, leading conversations in high need areas and building collaborations to address community-wide problems. And a gift to the Endowment will allow you to invest in the health, education, and financial stability of tomorrow.
To date, more than $500,000 in cash gifts - as well as numerous estate gifts - have been contributed to the Endowment from more than 100 generous givers.
The most exciting thing about the Endowment is that its annual income is already helping us address critical, unmet needs. Earnings from our growing fund have supported needs in our community that impact health, education, and financial stability.